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CARE FOR PUPILS
TRUSTEES SECURE COLONIA
HOTEL FOR COMING SESSION.
People of All Denominations Aid In
stitution in Effort to Reopen.
Dr. Watson's Statement.
Undaunted by the terrible disaster
oi the splendid college plant in ashes,
with insurance for, scarcely one-half
the value of the plant and that hy
not.hecated by obligations, tihe board
>f trustees of Columbia c.ollege met
at noon yesterday and perfected plans
fo,r opening the college promptly on
time, September 23. Mr. F. H. Hyatt,
in ,behalf of t he Colonia hotel, propos
ed to lease that up-to-date building
with all its equipment to the college
for the ensu:in year. His proposi
tion was accepted at once.
The college will open on time and
in quarters unequaled in comfort and
The New Quarters.
The Colonia hotel is one of the most
beautiful and comfortable resort ho
tels in .the South. It is the original
Columbia college property. located in
the heart of the residential section of
Columbia, and has been enlarged an*
remodeled ar great expense as a tour
ist hotel. Almost every room is con
nected with a private bath and has
long distance telephone through the
central office. It is elegantly furn
ished broahout and is luxurious in
all its appointments. Its arrangement
for a hotel is unique with an excep
tionally large "exchange" running
straight through from the front en
trance to the dining hall; writing
rooms, sun-parlor, recreation rooms,
etc., all of which readily lend them
selves to thee purposes of a college.
The trustees are fortunate in being
able to secure such quarters. Instead
of the discomfort and inconvenience
usually attendant upon such disasters
as that college has suffered, the work
of the college will go on under cir
eumstances of com-fort and elegance
that leave nothing to be desired by
the most fastidious The only fear
of t6e college management now is
that they may not be able to accom
modate all the pupils who have ap
plied, but additional rooms will be
secured as becomes necessary.
Rebuild at Once.
-The trus:ees are determined to re
huld upon the site of the burned
bu iding~ andl have already called an
arc:hiteet into consultation for that
purpose. It is a diRiult task before
them as they intend in rebuilding to
enlarge and beautify the plant. They
have faith though in the expressions
of loyalty, sympathy and help they
'have received from citizens of Colum
bija and from all over the Sta.te. All;
along Columbia has show-n her inter
est in the college, and the board e
presses appreciation of tLis.
Yesterday the contribution of Mr.
W. D. Lever to the rebuilding fund
was 'published in The State. To-day a
letter was received from Master Al
bert Muller, eight years of age. that
*:ouched them deply. The letter is as
"Dear Dr. Daniel: I want to help
our college. and will give all the
profits from my sales of The Saturday
Evening Post next week to the build
ing fund. I hope I will sell 1,000
copies. If I do it will mean $20 for the
"The Saturday Evening Post Boy.''
Expressions of sympat'hy and ten
ders of assistance were received from
the Carlisle Fitting school at Bam
berg,r from Dr. S. C. Mitchell, pres
ident of the University of South Car
olina, from Lander college and from
Park View hotel at Williamnston. The
board passed resolutions of apprecia
tion and thanks for all these express
ions of sympathy and instructed the
seeretary, Rev. A. N. Brunson, to
make suitable response.
Tlhe management of the college feel
That in spite of the terrible disaster,
really the ,brigiiitest day in all the his
tory of the college is dawning. They
feel thne inspiration of the thousands
of Methodists and their friends
Troughout the State rallying to the
support of t he instutition as never be
fore. They believe in the greatness of
the mission of Columbia college to the
voung women of the South. and they
-all upn: ene eitzens of Columbia.
the Met :odist people of the State and
.he friends of education1 to come to
their assistance that out of the pres
ent ruin there mnay rise a new and
better equpped college to carry on its
great mislon untrammeled by debt.
Statement From Dr. Watson.
The fllr:ing statement from the
president of the board of trustees of
the C'olum:rbia college has been issued:
"Standm.n in :he a hes of the Co
lumbia:( colle2e buildin" e -;re P :d ud
ful of the splendid 2istory thiis great
institutionl ho's made in the 55 years~
of its '-. We have faith in the miss
io ofor college .to the daughters
of Carolina and1 lie South. We have
fail h in thIe loyalty of our alumnae
and in the Methodist. people of this
State. We have faith in the loyalty
and support of the citizens of Colum
bia and in all fiends of education
throughout the State. Above all we
have faith in God. Praying for the
guidance and blessing of God. it ap
pears that the way has been opened
for us, and- the magnticently equipped
Colonia hotel in the heart of the resi
dential section of Columbia has been
leased for the ensuing college year.
The college will open promptly on the
regular date appointed. September 23.
"The board has also determined to
rebuild and has already taken steps
in that direction. Terrible as is our
disaster, and great as is the loss of
more t'han one-half of our investment
not covered by insurance, we believe
we see our way clear, wit'h the loyal
support of all our frieuds. to even a
better equipment than that just lost
and we believe this can be secured
without debt. This can and will be
if all will rally to us as they should
in this great emergency. Let us be
true to our responsibility to the young
womanhood of our State.
"6We especially urge all who have
been in attendance, and all w!ho have
been expecting to give us t-heir pat
ronage. .to send their daughters on
promptly, and assure them that we
will be in position to care for them
adequately. Arrangements have been
made, or are in process, to carry on
all -the work in all departments, in
cluding that of the pipe organ. which
was to have been introduced this ses
"Dr. Daniel, our president, though
painfully burned through his heroic
efforts to stay the flames, is at the
helm as of old. He was able to attend
the meeting of the board to-day.
"While cast down. we are not de
stroyed. With faith and hope we go
forward to a bet-ter day-to a greater
future for our college. We are striv
ing faithfully to diseharge our trust.
Stand by us. E. 0. Watson,
"President Board ( f Trustees Colum
The following were t.he trustees
present at the meeting: Dr. E. 0.
Watson. president: Rev. A. N.
Brunson. secretary: Rev. Messrs. J.
E. R-ushton. H. B. Browne. and W.
B. Wharton and Messrs. F. H.
Hyatt. L. S. Wellin;r. Geo. H.
Bates. Edward Erlich. Dr'. WV. J.
Murray and P. A. Hodges.
Detailed Account of Fire.
The State 1)thi..
.A mass of brick and the walls sur
oulldilia' the ruinls slow' tie remna1n.
of C'olumbia colleze. 'the insti:ution
that meant so muc'h to the Method
ist of South Carolina. The destruct
ive tire early yesterday morning, as
menitioned in The State.'-w~iped away
one of the most p)rominent education
::l ins5tituitionis in the South and makes
it necessary for the Methodist f
Sout-h Cairolina to again work for the
fund which a few y'ears ago construct
ed the building for 300 g'irls of the
State and was considered the stand
ard for that detiomination and others
in the Sounth. The loss is a heavy one,
estimated at about $200.000 with in
surance amounting to abou t $85,000.
and it will be necessary for the ,board
of trustees at the meeting to be held
to-clay to provide accommodatious for
the many pupils. Despite the- many
drawvba.cks there will be no interrup
tions in the regular sessions and a
statement will probably be issued to
day by the trustees explaining to the
patrons the det'ails of the plans.
The fire was discovered early yes
ter-day morning by Dr'. Daniel, presi
dent of the institution. At that time
it was a tiny flame in the west wing.
of the building'. Dr. Daniel was awak
ened by the sound of falling plaster
ing and as soon as he discovered the
blaze lie used the fire extinguishers
at hand. The rooms, however, had just
been repainted and the oil carried the
fire alonz rapidly. spreading from
wing to wing until the large auditori
urn was reached. In between the ceil
ings there was no way to control 'the
fire and despite the efforts of Dr.
Daniel and those who assisted him
it was soon found that the entire col
lege would be destroyed.
Chief May of the Columbia fire de
patment was called up and responded
at once with the ehemical engine and
five of the members of the depart
ment. Th:e firemen assisted in saving
considerable fmniture anid some of
the fixtures and sa"e,! the power
'ose, vrlued at about .$15,009. and
a number' of cottages on the grounds.
With the limited water supply, how
ever, it was impossible to fight the
flames with theC equnipment at hand, al
though (Thief May said y'ester'day that
he would have been glad to render any
assistance possible. , ,
Dr. Daniel in his work to) save the
l"lege was badly burned on the feet
and legs. but lhe continiued to work
ustil taken away by friends, and yes
terday lie was gtiven medicail attention
at the (olonia hotel.
The flames destroyed the west wing,
the main administratioi building,
w it. a -three stories high. science
h1all. dinin,11L room, muso roOMS,
art studios, yinnasiun and kit;hein.
all sweeping everything before it. All
of the bed rooms: over 150 in number
The vost of all the buildings de
stroyed will approximate $200,000,
with $85.000 insurance. The new pipe
organ in the auditorium. which 'has
just been installed at a cost of over
$5.000. was completely destroyed.
Only one piano out of about 40 was
saved from the music room. The power
house. which cost about $15.000. was
not injured, also several cottages near
the buildings. The papers of Lhe co!
lege were secured by Dr. Daniel be
fore leaving his office. All of the fur
niture of t'he school was lost
Dr. Daniel when seen said:
'I was awakened a,bout 2:45
O'clock this morning by something
which sounded like the closing of a
window or the slamming of a door.
My apartments are on the first floor
of the west wing of the school. I
went to the door and looked down the
hall and saw a light. I thought that
some one was in the building and pro
ceeded down the hall. I soon learned
that it was fire and that the noisethatI
heard was the falling of the plaster
ing from the ceiling. I went immedi
ately back to my 'room and told Mrs.
Daniel that the building was on fire
and then proceeded to secure several
chemical fire extinguishers. The flames
were bursting throu-gh the walls and I
applied the chemical spray and extin
guished the fire on the outside. but]
it was burning on the inside. I then
went to the second floor of the build
ing and found The flames running
along one o fthe joist. They then leap
ed to t'he ceiling and I knew that it
was useless to iry and fight-any longer.
I went to my office and in the dark
succeeded in getting the papers out of
It is the theory of Dr. Daniel and
others that the fire was caused by de
Columbia college is located. about
three milg from the city and is one
of fhe foremost colleges for girls in
the South. Last year over 250 girls
were in attendance and arrangements
had been made for the accommodation
of over 300 during the coming session.
It is a Methodist institution. Young
ladies. were expected -this year from
nine States. Tihe groups of build
ins located in College Place were
very handsome and commodious.
The burning of~ the college is a great
loss, yet the school will be opened on
schedule time, on September 23. Ex
pressions -of regret were received
from all sections of the State by Dr.
Daniel and many offers of 'help.
Fund is Started.
A fund for the college was launched
in Columbia for the reibuilding of the
school. The following letter was re
eived from Mr. W. D. Lever by Dr.
"I regret to learn of the loss of
tbe Columbia Female college by fire
this morning and trust arrangements
can be made to carry on the work this
session. I understand that this loss
was about $100,000 and suggest that
o at once start a rebuilding fund. I
lerewith inelose von two cheeks
one of $50 from myself and one of
$50 from the firm. I believe that Co
lumbia and the Methodists of the
State, realizing the excellent work be
ing done by the Columbia college, will
respond readily to the needs o.f the
Dr. Mitchell's Offer.
It is almost certain that 'the offer of
Dr. Mitehell of the University of
South Carolina for the use of rooms'
at the Universi:ty 'for recitations,
made yesterday, will be accepted by
the board off trustees. An effort is
being made to secure rooms a.t the
Colonia hotel for the accommodation
of the students. The distance from the
Colonia hotel to the new recitation
hall at the university is very short
and this could be used until the build
ing can ,be replaced. Dr. Mite'bell
made t.his offer after consultation with
The insurance is carried in Mr. C.
B. Simmons' agency, he carrying $53,
000 in his own- companies. $22,500 in
the London Assurance corpora?tion
and $20,500 in the New York Under
writers' agency, and brokering the re
mainder all but $1,000. with the Bollin
agency. T.he $1,000 was carried in
the Equitable through Mr. J. C. Lott.
The Bollin agency carried policies as
follows: Midrnigan Commercial. $2,
500 Teu-tonia, $1,500; Eagle. $2.500;
American Central. $10,000: Commer
cial Union, $7,300: Atlas. $5,000;
Board of Trustees.
The members of the board of trus
tees meeting to-day include Rev. E.
0. Watson. D. D., president: Rev. A.
. Brunson. secretary: Rev. T . C.
ODell. Rev. M. L. Carlisle. D. D.,
Mr. Edwardl Erlich. Mr. P. A. Hodges,
I)r. W. J. Murray. Hon. George H.
BB:es. Esq.. Mr. F. H. Hyatt. Rev.
. E. Rushton, Rev. H. B. Browne,
ev. V B. Wharton, Mr. L. S. Well
Offer From Bamberg.
Bamberg. Sept. 9.-On receipt of
the news of the burning of the Colum
bia college to-day the local board of
control of the Carlisle Fibting school
tendered the Carlisle Fitting school
property to the College authorities
for temporary use. The Fitting school
as announeel in these columns some
time ago will probably not open until
January. The Columbia college au
thorities, it is thought. might be able
to use the plant here to accommodate
the school until some better arrange
ment can be made. There are two dor
mitories here which will accommodate
about 100 students or perhaps more.
There is a large main ,building for
class rooms and other necessary equip
ment. It is thought that at least the
two higher classes might be brought
here and their studies carried on unin
terupted. The library here is a well
selected one. There is a large campus
and plenty of good water, an artesian
well being right on the campus. The
town authorities have sent a message
also asking that the college come to
and all kinds of 'Facial
Work for Ladies, Wed
nesday and Friday af
ternoons, done at shop
or call at homes.
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All persons holding claims or de
mands against the estate of Cathe
rine E. Hendrix, deceased, are hereby
notified to presnt same duly attested
to me, or my attorneys, Messrs. Hunt,
Hunt & Hunter, on or before the 1st
day of October, 1909.
William E. Hendrix,
Administi-ator of the estate of
Catherine E. Hendrix deceased.
September 7th, 1909.
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We will sell to the highest bidder
on the 25th day of September, 1on9,
at eleven o'clock a. in., at Little
Mountain, S. C., the Simneon Miller
Home Place; will be sold in two tracts.
Tract No. 1 containts 100 acres, more
or less. Tract No. 2 contains 90 aerey
more or less and bounded by lands
of B. L. Miller, I. A. Miller, Win.
Mettz and others. Land lies about 3-4
mile from Rail Road near Slighs Sta
Terms of Sale: One half cash, bal
ance in 12 months from day of sale
with seven per cent interest, and pur
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For any other information call on
B. H. Miller at Little Mountain, S. C.
(Signed) B. H. Miller, et al,
Little Mountain, S. C.
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NOTICE or SALE or LAND.
Notice is hereby given that I in
tend to sell at public auction on sales
day in November the tract of land
belonging to the estate of J. S. Floyd,
Sr., in No. 6 Township, containing
302 acres, more or less, same to ,be
sold in subdivided tracts.
The land and plats of the subdi
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the undersigned at his home. The plats
can also be seen by calling on my At
torneys, Hunt. Hunt and Hunter,
Newberrv, S. C.
John S. Floyd. Jr..
Executor of the Last Will and Tes
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Nawbrry, S. C, Aug. 24,.1909.
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INSURANCE DEPARTMENT, STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA.
Raleigh, March roth, 1909.
Mr. W. A. McSwain, Newberry, S. C.
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INSURA DEPARTMENT, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
Columbia, March Ioth, I909.
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